This year’s Super Bowl matchup promises a game for the ages.
Kansas City Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes may be nursing a high-ankle sprain, but few athletes are primed for big-game heroics quite like the 27-year-old star.
The Philadelphia Eagles bullied its way to Glendale, Ariz., crushing an energized Giants squad as well as a depleted 49ers team.
And that’s what American audiences can’t wait to see come Sunday.
What they don’t want, and a poll makes it abundantly clear, is a show interrupted by political messages and Culture War broadsides.
Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, shared a new study of more than 1,000 likely general election voters.
The results proved overwhelming.
- 84.4 percent of voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements as part of game and coverage, and should instead just focus on the game.
- 10 percent of voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should include political or cultural statements as part of the game and coverage.
- 5.6 percent of voters are not sure.
The biggest surprise, though, is how Democrats weighed in on the subject.
- 76.7 percent of Democratic voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements as part of game and coverage, and should instead just focus on the game. 15.6 percent say political or cultural statements should be included, and 7.7 percent are not sure.
Mark Meckler, President of Convention of States, said in a statement that “the radical left’s obsession with making all aspects of American life subservient to their politics has found its way into our national pastimes.”
Will Super Bowl LVII heed the poll’s warning?
A quick look at some commercials prepped for Sunday suggests nostalgia, and comedy, will rule the day.
Rihanna, tasked with making the halftime entertainment a spectacle for the eyes and ears, could stick to singing or send a message during her performance.
Either way, the game’s ratings are expected to be massive, meaning some stars may be unable to resist a lecture or two along the way.